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Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

Taking a Look at the Future of Cybersecurity with Phoenix IT Security Consulting Firm

How concerned are you with your business' cybersecurity? When you envision your business in the future, do you see yourself constantly fighting cyberattacks, or paying ransom? Hopefully not, but what if cybersecurity turns into one of the most difficult parts to maintaining a steady business? Today, we will look into the future and hypothesize what your business may need to do to defend against cybercriminals. As a Phoenix IT security consulting firm, we see day-to-day the effect that cyberattacks can have on a business -- usually froms calls from business who have been attacked and need to secure their data ASAP! 

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Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

Tip of the Week from Phoenix IT Security Company: Smartphones Security Tips

If you were given the task to look up a phone number, call a business, and navigate to the new-to-you area, would you be able to without your smartphone? For some of us the answer will still be yes, for a vast majority, the answer is no. Smartphones have quickly transitioned from a calling device, to one of our most valuable tools. Shopping, navigating, video streaming, and an unbelievable amount of other capabilities are all at the palm of your hand. Learn more about smartphone security from Phoenix IT security company MyTek. 

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Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

Cybersecurity Throughout History: A Perspective from aPhoenix IT Services Company

The way a business approaches its network security is a crucial consideration - especially to a business that is planning to have a future. This has contributed to cybersecurity becoming a multi-hundred-billion-dollar (per year) industry. In its short history, cybersecurity has had a huge impact on businesses, so we felt it would be useful to go through some of the highlights of its deployment. Here are some things you should know about IT security from Phoenix IT services company, MyTek.

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Should Big Tech Be Reined In? A Perspective from an Arizona IT Services Company

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It’s not a secret (well, not anymore) that the big tech companies have influence. These companies, that include Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, have been in the spotlight more and more as the argument of data privacy has gotten louder and louder. Public sentiment is starting to blow back on their business model--and since, Yahoo, once the predominant name in Internet-based services, was broken up and sold to Verizon for cents on the dollar after being at the center of the largest data breach in recorded history--there have been rumblings that there has to be something done to protect the public from major publicly-traded technology companies that use individual’s data in ways that some deem unethical and post IT security risks for personal data. 

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IT Security & Passwords: Can Apps Provide Secure Password Management?

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Do you use different passwords on every account you’ve created? Are these passwords sufficiently complex? Chances are at some point you have used a repeating password. Remembering 35 different logins for 35 different applications is hard enough, so it’s not surprising that the majority of people will use the same password for many applications. Bad password practices are all too common. So, how can you fix this for greater IT Security?

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Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

Hacking Doesn’t Take a Computer Science Degree -- IT Security More Critical Than Ever

There’s a reason that cybercrime is so popular: it is no longer reserved for those with extensive programming knowledge to profit from. Now, according to a report by Deloitte entitled Black Market Ecosystem: Estimating the Cost of “Pwnership”, there is a complete economy built around easily accessible hacking tools that don’t require specialized knowledge to leverage. The concept of having strong IT security has taken on a whole new meaning! 

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Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence and Is Your IT Security in Place?

Ransomware attacks grew less common in both 2018 and thus far in 2019 when compared to 2017. Unfortunately, recent events have made it more likely that this trend will reverse in the near future. Why is that? Simple: some municipalities have set a precedent of paying up.

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IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

IT Services Firm MyTek Says Secure Businesses Go Beyond the Firewall for Optimal IT Security

Some terms are thrown around like everyone knows what they are. This is especially the case with IT and technology solutions. Perhaps it’s a result of them being around for quite some time in professional environments, but it doesn’t help those who are unfamiliar with the technology. One term that we should all understand is “firewall,” as it’s omnipresent in the business sector, but it’s far from the only security solution you’ll need to guarantee safety.

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IT Security Company MyTek Says Some Employees are More Hackable than Others

IT Security Company MyTek Says Some Employees are More Hackable than Others

Habits can be a very effective way to improve your internal productivity, but others can expose your business to IT security risks. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that your employees may have picked up the latter. This means you need to learn what to look for, so you can identify any problem areas within your business - and work to break the habits that led to these problems. Below, MyTek, an IT consultant company, discusses bad habits that can lead to these IT security risks and how to prevent them.

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What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

What Shadow IoT is and How to Prevent IT Security Threats from Affecting Your Business's Technology

For much of the last five years, we’ve been told that the Internet of Things was going to be the most important innovation since broadband Internet was introduced. This growth, while its largely happening under the proverbial radar, is happening. There are around seven billion “smart” devices in 2019 with expectations that it will be three times that by 2025. With that many Internet-connected devices, there are bound to be some that come with vulnerabilities, whether it comes from being designed poorly or not frequently updated with modern threat definitions. Today, we’ll take a look to see if the Internet of Things should be considered a threat to your business' IT security.

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Business IT Firm MyTek Shares SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is Done For

Business IT Firm MyTek Shares SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is Done For

Two of Microsoft’s most popular relational database management systems, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will be losing support on July 9, 2019. If your business continues to use one of these titles for its database management or business IT, you are running out of time before you need to upgrade. Today, we’ll take a brief look at what the business software is used for and what options are open to you going forward.

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IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

IT Security Services Firm MyTek Says Your Business Needs to Prioritize Network IT Security

There is one constant in the business environment, and it’s that your organization will be placed in a constant state of being at risk the second you start to make a name for yourself. What a lot of organizations don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter how high or low-profile a business is, there will always be data on a network infrastructure that is valuable to hackers and is targeted by threats.

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Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Business IT Firm MyTek: SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers

Small businesses often fall into the trap of thinking that they are too small to be attacked. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact of the matter is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and business IT firm MyTek is here to prove it to you and offer a solution to this dilemma.

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Mobile Malware Is Becoming a Bigger Problem Says IT Security Firm MyTek

Mobile Malware Is Becoming a Bigger Problem Says IT Security Firm MyTek

There was a time when people didn’t have to worry about getting computer viruses on their cell phones. Nowadays, with the exponential growth of mobile technologies, including application development options, mobile malware has become a problem, and it can be a big problem for your business. Today, IT security firm MyTek will explain the growing mobile malware market, from the threats to what you can do to keep it from being a problem for you.

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IT Security Company MyTek: Poking at Spear Phishing

IT Security Company MyTek: Poking at Spear Phishing

Hopefully, you’ve heard of phishing at this point: the method cybercriminals use to scam their targets by impersonating someone that their targets would trust, requesting access credentials or other sensitive information. Did you know that there are specific kinds of phishing? Here, MyTek, an IT security company, will review one of the biggest risks to your business... spear phishing.

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IT Solutions Firm MyTek Says Fix Any Bit of Data Leakage

IT Solutions Firm MyTek Says Fix Any Bit of Data Leakage

How valuable is the data that you’ve collected during your time in business? What would it mean if it were to leak somewhere beyond your control? Today we’ll discuss ways to control your data leakage.

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IT Security Firm MyTek Says the USB PC Killer Terrorizes Private College

IT Security Firm MyTek Says the USB PC Killer Terrorizes Private College

Network security is a priority for modern organizations of all kinds… after all, threats don’t often discriminate between the computer networks that they try to access. One kind of organization that should be especially diligent is the modern college or university. There are many different kinds of sensitive data stored there, including the personal, medical, and financial trifecta, along with intellectual property.

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Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Says Network Security a Challenge for Colleges and Universities

Millions of students--approximately 16 million--call colleges or universities their home for at least a portion of the calendar year. They are educated by another 1.5 million or so faculty, staff, and other employees. Most of these institutions of higher education understand the challenges presented by maintaining networks, particularly the ones that students connect countless devices to. With all this in mind, can a college campus’ network truly be secure, or is it a fool’s errand?

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Understanding Biometrics with Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek

Understanding Biometrics with Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek

It’s a familiar scene from many science fiction properties: a person approaches a locked door. They unlock it, but rather than using a key, a red beam scans their eye to confirm their identity and permit them access. The thing is, this and similar biometric authentication technologies are likely to begin appearing in real-world businesses sooner than later. Let’s discuss:

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Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Shares How to Make Sure Your Messages are Secure

Phoenix IT Security Firm MyTek Shares How to Make Sure Your Messages are Secure

Messaging applications have carved out a foothold in businesses, clearly proving their operational benefits. However, it simply isn’t responsible to leverage a solution without making sure that the solution is secure. There are a few criteria that you should consider to determine how secure your chosen application really is.

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